This Summer’s Hottest Trends for Home Accents

July 21, 2017 by Leanne

Sometimes all you need to refresh your home are a few new accent pieces. Here are some of the trendiest home accents right now (and how you can get them for less!):

Big Time. For a few seasons now, we’ve been obsessed with large wall clocks and the trend continues this summer. Oversized clocks make stunning statement pieces in a family room, foyer or kitchen – whether alone or even in a grouping.

Home Accent - Fulton Street Wall Clock

Fulton Street Wall Clock

Warm Metals. Gold and copper continue to reign as the metals of choice this summer. Copper is especially trendy and making an appearance in unexpected places like picture frames, cups, light fixtures and cutlery.

Transitional Sofa

Transitional Sofa with Metal Accents

Feeling Blue. Navy, that is. It’s taking centre stage as a new neutral – whether in fabric, on walls, or even as a paint finish for accent furniture.

Home Accent - Carlotta Chest

Carlotta Chest

Unexpected Brights. While our love affair with neutrals goes on, so does our desire for pops of colour, whether it’s in small accessories like vases or pillows or substantial pieces like a hall chest or living room accent chair. We especially adore saturated blues.

Home Accent - Wales Accent Chair

Wales Accent Chair

Lia Chest

Lia Chest

Botanical Beauty. Palm fronds and jungle leaves are on the prettiest upholstery and wallpaper prints this summer, not to mention on linens, dishware and much more. You’ll also see gorgeous chairs in rich greens and traditional materials like velvet. Don’t forget to add real plants to your space too!

More Marble. For a touch of glamour, add marble to your space. It’s showing up in just about every home accessory for every room – from bathroom accoutrements to kitchen bowls. Of course, for the ultimate marble chic, consider floor tiles or countertops.

Accessories and accent pieces are an affordable way to personalize your space and keep it fresh every season. In fact, right now during our Buy More, Save More Storewide Sale you can save up to an extra 20% on items already on sale. Hope to see you there.

Less Stress and More Comfort: Tips to Make Your Space Feel Zen

July 14, 2017 by Leanne

Let’s face it – life can be very stressful. Thank goodness we can make our homes into a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. At the end of the day, open the door to your own little getaway, go inside and sigh. You’re HOME! Here are some of our favourite Zen ideas to inspire you!

Lifestyle Furnishings

Why not? Consider adjustable furnishings that help you unwind and make the most of your leisure time.

Adjustable Lifestyle Foundation. If you love watching TV, reading, knitting or using your laptop in bed, an adjustable foundation is a great idea. Maximize your comfort by adjusting your head and feet with the simple touch of a button. They’re super comfy and supportive for sleeping too!

Lifestyle foundations offer maximum comfort.

An adjustable lifestyle foundation offers maximum comfort.

Adjustable/Power Recliners and Gliders. These attractive, versatile chairs are supremely comfortable, whether you need extra support for physical reasons or you’re simply looking for an accent chair that takes downtime seriously!

Zero Gravity Recliner

Recline all the way back in this Zero Gravity Recliner.

Relaxing Scents

Essential oils and candles with natural scents help whisk away stress and encourage you to unwind. Everyone loves the calming scent of lavender, but rose, bergamot and chamomile are also soothing.

Natural and Soft Light

Choose natural lighting when possible or opt for soft, gentle light that is easy on the eyes and spirit. Too bright lighting can be irritating; choose multiple sources of soft light rather than a single glaring fixture.

Natural Accessories

Plants are an easy way to make a space more Zen (and reduce toxins!). But don’t choose something fussy that creates stress – go low maintenance with cacti, succulents, a peace lily or philodendron. HINT: Nature-inspired prints and patterns on fabrics can also be calming – and are very on trend!

Cozy two-piece sofa chaise

Relax with a soft, neutral palette.

Soft Palette

There’s a reason spas aren’t painted orange or red! If you want your home to be a retreat, choose neutrals and hues like soft blue, a wash of pink or sea foam green.

De-clutter

Nothing creates more stress than mess! Store clutter out of sight and look for attractive storage options like benches, armoires or hall chests.

Snuggle Up

Add extra luxury to your bed, sofa or side chair with cozy, soft throws and pillows. Whatever the season, a little covering is always a welcome addition.

Create a zen bedroom with lots of pillows, throws and blankets.

Create a zen bedroom with lots of pillows and throws.

Take your relaxation seriously and make your home a stress-free oasis of comfort!